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Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law

Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law

Edited by Michael Faure

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. The Encyclopedia is organised into 12 volumes around top-level subjects – such as water, energy and climate change – that reflect some of the most pressing issues facing us today. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers.

Chapter I.25: The WTO and climate change

Th Douma Wybe

Subjects: environment, environmental law, law - academic, environmental law

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. The Encyclopedia is organised into 12 volumes around top-level subjects – such as water, energy and climate change – that reflect some of the most pressing issues facing us today. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers.

Abstract

Balancing international trade law and environmental protection has been discussed extensively in academic literature. The focus used to be on the couple of environment-related disputes under GATT 1947, and at times also on the need of greening international trade law. With the WTO many new environmental disputes arose, along with a surge of publications, notably on issues such as ‘like products’, processes and production methods (PPMs), developing countries and extraterritorial protection measures. With the growing concerns about climate change, scholars started focusing on the compatibility of climate change measures with WTO Agreements like GATT 1994, SPS, TBT and SCM, and on making WTO law more attentive to climate change through the Doha Round or in other ways. While climate change has now caught the attention of trade law experts, and environmental experts are coming to grips with trade law, more research is necessary to properly balance climate and trade interests.

Abstract

Balancing international trade law and environmental protection has been discussed extensively in academic literature. The focus used to be on the couple of environment-related disputes under GATT 1947, and at times also on the need of greening international trade law. With the WTO many new environmental disputes arose, along with a surge of publications, notably on issues such as ‘like products’, processes and production methods (PPMs), developing countries and extraterritorial protection measures. With the growing concerns about climate change, scholars started focusing on the compatibility of climate change measures with WTO Agreements like GATT 1994, SPS, TBT and SCM, and on making WTO law more attentive to climate change through the Doha Round or in other ways. While climate change has now caught the attention of trade law experts, and environmental experts are coming to grips with trade law, more research is necessary to properly balance climate and trade interests.

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